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The Church leaders, however, called for “non-violent” actions, saying that it is “the only morally acceptable resistance.”
The Germany-based NGO Philippinenbüro marked the anniversary of the killing of Filipino rights defender Zara Alvarez with a protest action
The religious leaders said an investigation into the killings is “a source of hope that those responsible will be held accountable”
“The government and the rebels must reconsider going back to the negotiating table,” said Father Raymond Montero Ambray
The killing once again put the spotlight on abusive police conduct in the Philippines
TFDP said the incident is a “reflection of the culture of violence” that “emboldened police brutality and heightened impunity"
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